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21 April 2017
Figures show that mortgage approvals are lower than the Bank of England predicted when it tightened macro-prudential policy in 2014. So, is it time to re-calibrate?
20 April 2017
Our estimate of gross mortgage lending for March is £21.4 billion. Accounting for seasonal factors, this figure is slightly lower but in line with average lending over the past year.
3 April 2017
From this week, buy-to-let landlords begin to bear a progressively tightening new tax burden, which has already begun to slow growth of the sector.
27 March 2017
If Brexit means there will be fewer immigrants, does that mean we need to build fewer homes? John Perry, policy adviser at the Chartered Institute of Housing, examines the issues.
23 March 2017
Activity levels slowly recover as transactions remain above the 100,000 threshold for the second month in a row. Our estimate of gross lending for February is £18.2 billion.
20 March 2017
CML member Landbay Partners Ltd produces detailed analysis of the UK rental market. In this article, Landbay CEO John Goodall looks at what the data shows about recent developments.
16 March 2017
The market downturn hit harder in Northern Ireland than elsewhere in the UK. But the size of the correction has boosted affordability - and a recovery led by first-time buyers.
7 March 2017
A YouGov survey shows that buy-to-let landlords are fairly well informed of new tax and regulatory changes, with one in 10 planning to leave the sector.
2 March 2017
Research published later this spring will shed new light on different types of older borrowers - and the barriers that deny them access to a wider choice of financial options.
27 February 2017
We are now collecting more data on shared ownership so that lenders and others can have a better understanding of the types of borrowers attracted to the tenure.